Friday 27th May 2016

Late news, 26/5, Lands End/St Just airfield: 1 Black Kite circling low at 5pm. (D Hall)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning (J St Ledger, C Bone, T Mills) until 11.20 and then returned again from 18:00. Yesterday’s Cackling Goose has been re-identified as a small female Canada Goose, (Birdguides pers comm). Also 1 Black Kite and 1 Hobby. (D Hall) Also 1 Iceland Gull reported.

JStLedger_CanadaGeese1_270516Canada Geese, John St Ledger CBone_DPelican_270516Dalmatian Pelican, Charlotte Bone

Crousa Downs/Penhallick: 1 Hoopoe again.

Lower Tamar Lake: 1 Merlin and 1 Marsh tit. (R Mudge)

Downderry – seawatching this morning 0620-0755: 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Kittiwake, 65 Manx Shearwater, 3 Common Scoter and 2 Sandwich Tern. (A Payne)

RSPB Scillonian wildlife cruise.  Penzance to Wolf Rock: 159 Manx Shearwater, 34 Gannet, 7 Fulmar, 4 Shag, 15 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 43 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill.  Also, 2 Harbour Porpoise,  2 Basking Shark and 1 Ocean Sunfish. Wolf Rock to  Penzance: 125 Manx Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel,  6 Gannet, 9 Fulmar,  1 Kittiwake,  14 Herring Gull,  7 Great Black-backed Gull,  6 Puffin, 7 Razorbill, 14 Guillemot.  Also, 4 Harbour Porpoise.  (Outward D Parker and P Clarke. Return P St Pierre and P Clarke)

Croft Pascoe: 1 Hobby, 4 Cuckoo and 2 Grasshopper Warbler. (P Freestone)


Thursday 26th May 2016

Late news, 25/5, Herodsfoot: 1 Red Kite crossed over B3359 (SX186597) heading E at about 50ft. (R Hurrell)

Late news, 25/5, Camborne: 2 Red Kite drifting West to East over town @ approx: 15:45hrs. Later 1 Red Kite (missing tail feather/s) drifting in same direction. (K Thomas)

Late news, 25/5, Carlyon Bay: 1 Red Kite. (E Cornelius)

Drift Reservoir (members only): 1 Dalmatian Pelican early morning until 14:45 and then again from 15:30, 1 Cackling Goose with Canada Goose flock, 1 Black Kite N at 12:30 then S at 14:30 and came in to roost later, 2 Hobby and 1 Stock Dove. (MJ Spicer, A James, K Bowers, J Lander, Chapple)

video, John Chapple

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AJames_DPelican1_250516 AJames_DPelican2_250516Dalmatian Pelican, Alan James

Coverack, Penhallick/Crousa Downs: 1 Hoopoe (D.Beadle,P Renton, J Foster)

Malpas: 1 Osprey opposite the Heron Inn early morning.

Penzance, Chyandour: 1 Grey Wagtail. (S Strana)

West Taphouse: 1 Red Kite being harassed by a crow. (M Burroughs)

Lanlivery, above A390 at Trevorry Dip: 1 Red Kite flying over fields recently cut to silage. (C Jewels)

The Lizard, Trevassack Quarry, Trevassack: 1 Red Kite drifting E, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Little Grebe, 4 Canada Geese & 20 Mallard. (J Hawkey & K Dalziel)

Woon Gompus: 1 Cuckoo. (MJ Spicer)

St Buryan: 1 Red Kite west at 11.30. (J Lander)

Hendra Downs: 2 Red Kite, one in very heavy moult. (B Craven)